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And that year the city got a new model to love. More bicycles than cars had sold in the United States in the 10 years.
And as fuel prices continued to risemore people could be expected to turn to public transit. Reporter Michael Vaughan took a trip through the history of Toronto Transit Commission streetcars while riding an early model, which he called the Witt, with local historian Mike Filey.
Introduced inthe Witt "amazed" riders for its "refinement and comforts," noted Vaughan. The PCC streetcar came next, in the mids, said Vaughan. And there was a reason why the TTC adopted it.
Like its predecessors, the CLRV was fuelled by electricity. And there was something new about it, too. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.
Social Sharing. New streetcar for Toronto in Digital Archives 42 years ago It seemed as if the North American romance with cars was "cooling off," he said. In Toronto, the streetcar had long been an essential component of the public transit system. The safer way.
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